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actually save the country right now. steve benen is the man to be credited with this proposal, we'll be talking about this with steve in a moment. but the idea is this, it's genius, right now we are at risk of a double-dip recession, things going on globally in the economy are really, really hurting us. there's both an urgent, urgent need to create jobs quickly, to put jumper cables on the dead battery of the economy, and republicans are saying they will not let that happen. they don't want government action to stimulate the economy. nothing government can do to create jobs, so here's the pitch. have the white house take the several hundred letters republican lawmakers have sent to the executive branch from 2009 asking for investments to create jobs and let president obama announce he'll gladly fund all the republicans' request that have not been filled. michele bachmann, we know you say you hate the stimulus, we know you hate the idea of government doing anything like the stimulus act to create jobs, but remember when you wrote to the transportation department back in 2009 asking
is steve clemmons from new american foundation, at "atlantic magazine" washington editor-at-large. thank you for joining us. you were skeptical from the beginning about whether or not outside countries getting involved militarily in libya would produce a positive outcome. we talked about this in march, you said that you worry about the sense the western footprint in this is too large and ultimately this needs to be the libyan people who take control of their own destiny. now with what's going on in tripoli tonight, was that footprint too large? is this ending as a libyan outcome? how do you feel? >> two things. one, i think president obama, you know, heard -- watched your show and he did -- he created an intervention that actually, despite the sortise he kept this to being a broader ownership of the outcome. to build on the theme of tonight's show, he had a tipping point strategy to tilt the odds toward the rebels given what they were facing but this thing could have still gone very badly. we didn't own the outcome. i think if you listen to president obama's remarks tonight, he ended the
. unmanned as in no pilot. joining us now, steve clemmons, you can find him writing at the note and the atlantic magazine. thank you for joining us tonight. >> sure thing, rachel. >> you were skeptical from the beginning about whether or not outside countries getting involved militarily in libya would produce a positive outcome. you worried the western footprint is too large and this needs to be the libyan people who take control of their own destiny, now is this a libyan outcome, how do you feel about this? >> two things, one, i think president obama, you know, watched your show and he created an intervention that despite the various kinds of presence we had, he nonetheless kept this from a deeper, broader ownership of the outcome. i think to build on the theme of tonight's show, he had a tipping point strategy to help tilt the odds towards the rebels, given what they were facing, but this thing could have still gone very badly, i think if you listen to president obama's remarks tonight, he ended them exactly with where we were talking before, this had to remain a libyan story,
that is new, the best new thing in the world about this today is something my friend steve clemens is characterizing as dackry diplomacy. i think it's an improvement on the swas tick can billboard. steve reported and we confirmed today that the cuban intersection in d.c. is opening a bar in their building. they're naming the hemingway bar. ernest hemingway claimed with pride both of our countries. he lived in cuba for years. his fondness of dakarrys is the reason for the life sized bronze statue of him. it will feature exhibits about hemingway's life and work in cuba. will it serve daquari's? he's sure the bar will not serve them by the bucket which is the way hemingway ordered them to go. the gentleman at the not embassy also told us the bar will not be open to the public because, of course, we still don't have relations with cuba, so the even if you do get invited to the bar, the drinks will have to be free, right? economic embargo. diplomacy by dacquari. best new thing in the world today. that does it for us tonight. thanks for being with us, now it's time for the ed show, have
or not it was deliberate and if you tried to sort of get an aspirational vote, try to get a steve forbes style vote because i'm rich, you can be rich too. >> steve forbes did so well, though. president forbes, no. i think that only takes you so far, but that is an odd phrasing, isn't, inadequate to his needs as if of course we all need more than a 3,000 square foot sea front mansion, we all need more than that. >> how do you think that a line like that -- you're from orangeburg, south carolina, how is the full thurston going to play in south carolina? if this is deliberate and this isn't just sort of gaffe -- a multiplied gaffe now compounded by the campaign, if they are really doing this, can you imagine, he's going to have to deal with the south carolina electorate sooner rather than later. >> he is, i don't think it will play particularly well in south carolina and he has to deal with that electorate. he's not going to win iowa, he's going to perhaps win new hampshire, then you get to south carolina which has a record of choosing the eventual nominee, he does well there, and the heavily republican sort
, steve? >> find out if it's possible to change votes, because by my math, this can be bad. i don't think they can pass it now with the remaining no votes being 17. >> wall street believed congress would pass the bailout package, then a wild day before the dow closed down 777 points a 7% drop. >> a 7% drop, biggest one-day point drop in the history of the market. that was september 29, 2008. again, the context there was that there was a deal on the table to save the economy. the house voted no and that's how the markets reacted. well, today, nearly three years later, again, there was a deal on the table to save the economy. this time congress voted yes and the markets reacted exactly the same way. >> we've got about ten minutes to go here before the closing bell and it's a bit of a blood bath. dow down 257 points. >> maybe wall street's sending a signal to washington. >> yeah. >> today after congress voted to raise the country's debt ceiling and thereby avoid catastrophic national default, the market fell off a cliff. the dow lost 265 points, its eighth consecutive day in the red and its
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